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  • Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feel-good films

    VENICE (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out fine. "The Look of Silence"...
  • REVIEW-Bogdanovich's "She's Funny That Way" milks laughs in Venice

    * Bogdanovich New York film has starry cast, special cameos * "99 Homes" looks at grim aftermath of mortgage bubble By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A madcap New York drawing-room comedy that played out like a classic Hollywood farce saw...
  • Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings

    Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings
    In the spring of 2013, an unexpected group of movie stars took over Broadway's St. James theater for several weeks, acting in a play as part of a movie that was shot like a play. On ‎one day, a number of those stars — Michael Keaton, Edward...
  • Telluride Adds 'Escobar: Paradise Lost,' Errol Morris 'Peace' Project

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Telluride Film Festival has added Andrea Di Stefano's "Escobar: Paradise Lost" and Errol Morris project "The Clarity of Peace" to Saturday's schedule. "Escobar" stars Benicio del Toro as the notorious drug trafficker...
  • Venice: Chinese Online Video Giant iQiyi Aims to Stream Fest Films in China

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Chinese online video giant iQiyi is at the Venice Film Festival with a bold new project to bring more international films from global fests to Chinese audiences. The company is working on several concepts, including...
  • PREVIEW-Venice film fest, opening this week, is still a cinema lifeline

    * Venice still gives a big boost to small films - director * Festival has "lived off reputation" - trade reporter * Film market, financing, seen as step in right direction By Michael Roddy and Isla Binnie LONDON/ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Saverio...
  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • You'll always be Harry Potter to me

    You'll always be Harry Potter to me
    Dear Daniel Radcliffe, I get it. You’ve made your point in recent interviews: You don’t want to succumb to Luke Skywalker—er, Mark Hamill, Syndrome and be associated with a famous franchise for the rest of your life. It’s an...
  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto...
  • Beta to Represent 'Labyrinth of Lies,' 'Tour De Force,' 'Farewell Party' at Toronto Fest

    LONDON -- Munich-based Beta Cinema has picked up international sales duties on three Toronto Film Festival entries, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama "Labyrinth of Lies," Christian Zuepert's tragi-comic road movie "Tour De Force," and dark comedy...
  • Venice Fest To Fete Frances McDormand With Persol Award

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award. McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the out-of-competition screening on the Lido of Lisa Cholodenko-...